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University of Plymouth Women's Network

 
  • Room 605, Rolle Building

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Staff and students of all genders are invited to our International Women’s Day event to celebrate the theme #InspireInclusion. 
Hearing from inspirational women and male allies, there are many opportunities to learn, network, listen and relax, both in the lead up and on the day itself.
See the full programme below and remember you can attend whichever sessions you’d like to. And for a £2 donation to Gifted Women, everyone is encouraged to wear something purple. 

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PROGRAMME 

09:15–09:30 | Tea, coffee and water – registration 
09:30–09:45 | Introduction from Chair of the Women’s Network, Laura Harris 
09:45–10:45 | Inspirational presentations from speakers:
  • Melissa Hawkins (graduate and Founder of Disgraceful Magazine
  • Anna Sendall (University Academic Registrar) 
  • Liliane Uwimana of Diversity Business Incubator 
  • Shehany Warnakulasuriya (medical student and President of Student Action for Refugees)
10:45–11:15 | Q&A with speakers
11:15–11:20 | Close and thanks 
11:20–12:15 | Informal networking session and displays
11:45–12:45 | Choice of the following one-hour workshops: 
Self-promotion workshop (Amy King)
When you ask women where they want to improve or upskill, ‘self-promotion’ is a common theme. As well as sharing her own experiences, Amy from Marketing and Communications will talk through opportunities, thought processes, internal networks, practical tips and ideas to help you think about how to start (or take the next step in) promoting yourself. 
Art workshop (Hazel Cowls)
This workshop is an opportunity for you to be creative, practise mindfulness by pausing and paying attention to the here and now. Importantly art is fun, so if you are interested in art and wish to learn new skills or develop existing skills then join us for this session.
An introduction to M.A.N:Culture, Male allyship network
A supportive meeting of men discussing masculinity and our influence in society.
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What else is happening?

  • Nominate a woman who inspires you – and, with their permission, they’ll be featured on our wall of inspiration.
  • Celebrate a male ally. Has a male colleague or student been a strong ally? Not only supporting gender equality, but consistently advocating for it? Nominate them here and, with their permission, they’ll be featured on our wall of inspiration.
  • Do you have song by a female artist that makes you feel empowered? Email womensnetwork@plymouth.ac.uk to add to our Spotify playlist.
  • Recommend a book – add to our IWD reading list of books by female authors. Add your recommendation here
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Athena Swan Showcase | Thursday 7 March

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business's Athena Swan journey
This event is a unique opportunity to mark the day and support the advancement of women in higher education. 
The showcase will feature inspiring talks and presentations from colleagues, highlighting significant contributions in their respective fields. Gain valuable insights in the Athena Swan journey, and participate in panel discussions and workshops focused on fostering inclusivity and diversity. Connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences and learn from one another.

Find out more and register attendance

International Women's Day

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